Service clubs

The Menlo Park Kiwanis Club awarded $57,000 in scholarships to eight graduating seniors from Menlo-Atherton Hight School. Each scholarship winner was selected because of his or her outstanding academic record and service to many M-A and community organizations.

Pictured here are John Martin, Chair of the Kiwanis Club’s Scholarship Committee; Luciano Perez Hernandez who will attend San Francisco State; Ithzamar Valencia, who will be attending Simmons College in Boston; Adriana Alarcon who will attend the University of Redlands in Southern California; and Ed Moritz, President of the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club.

Also receiving scholarship: Sandra Argelia Gutierrez Carmona, Alina Kalmeyer, Antonia Barona Saavedra, Tirazah, Grace Leiro, and Lauren Fuller.

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Menlo Park Rotary grants $30,000 to local nonprofits

The Menlo Park Rotary Foundation, the financial arm of the Menlo Park Rotary Club, awarded 11 local organizations a total of $30,000 in community grants. The grants were awarded primarily for educational programs serving K through 8th grade students from low-income families in the local community. Lisa Cesario, Foundation President, commented: “We are fortunate to […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club donates $5,000 to M-A Football Association

For the second year in a row the Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park has donated $5,000 to the Menlo Atherton Football Association. “Our mission is to help the children of our community”, said Ned Moritz, president of the local Kiwanis Club. “During the past four years the football program at M-A has brought both improved […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club announces six weeks of speakers

There’s something for everyone at upcoming Menlo Park Kiwanis Club meetings where a new and relative topic is discussed every week. Meetings at Allied Arts Center start at noon on Tuesdays at Allied Arts Center. Here are upcoming meetings: February 5: Bruce Wellings of Wellings Wealth Care, will discuss the new tax law and how […]

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Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation – grant application process now open

The Grants Program of the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation is dedicated to serving the needs of the Menlo Park community. The area of focus for grants in 2019 is education programs serving low-income K through 8th grade students in the Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and adjacent unincorporated areas. Only 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis name officers for club’s fiscal year

Edward “Ned” Moritz – pictured right – (Alain Pinel Realtors) was named President of the Menlo Park Kiwanis Club for the upcoming year. He replaces Brian Rigonan (BPR Law Group), who will remain as Treasurer. Other officers for the new term are Tim Wright, Secretary, and Bruce Wellings, Assistant Treasurer. The club’s fiscal year runs […]

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Eating pancakes and climbing on fire trucks makes for fun morning in Menlo Park

The 18th annual pancake breakfast was held Saturday morning at Menlo Park Fire District headquarters, a benefit for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. The always well-attended event starts with breakfast. Pancakes get flipped by fire fighters with Boy Scout Troop 222 assisting in the fire-house-turned-dining-room. The event is co-sponsored by Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula, […]

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Rotary Connects on Oct. 10 features Don Peppers

The Rotary Club of Menlo Park invites people to join them for a local networking event featuring speaker, Don Peppers. Don, a best-selling business author, is ranked by SatMetrix as the world’s most authoritative expert on customer experience. He will discuss ideas out of his book Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage, including: Why technology […]

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Annual Pancake Breakfast at Menlo Park Fire District headquarters set for Oct. 6

The Annual Pancake Breakfast, benefitting the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, will be held on Saturday, October 6, at the Menlo Park Fire District Headquarters (300 Middlefield Road). This family-friendly community event is co-sponsored by the Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula, Inc. (JLPA•MP), the Menlo Park Firefighters Association and the Stanford Park Hotel. The […]

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Good wine, good food, good vibe at Taste of Woodside

The Rotary Club of Woodside Portola Valley hosted Taste of Woodside last Sunday evening with proceeds benefiting the Club’s many school, community and international projects. Held on the grounds of the Woodside Village Church, the event featured wine tasting, music by the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers (below) and a dinner catered by Chantal. The neighborhood kids proved […]

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Elise Kratzer awarded International Leo of the Year Award from Lions Club International

Menlo Park’s Elise Kratzer won the prestigious International Leo of the Year Award from Lions Clubs International (LCI), the largest service club organization in the world. The Leo of the Year Award “recognizes a Leo’s outstanding leadership skills; superior record in implementing successful service projects; identifiable contributions to the development and growth of the Leo […]

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